Adult Recognition

National Adult Recognition

St. George Adult Recognition (NCCS/BSA)

The St. George Adult Recognition is the NCCS recognition for Adult (Boy) Scouters that is awarded at the diocesan level. Scouters are nominated by their peers and a committee is formed to assess the merits of those nominated. The number of St. George Recognitions a diocese committee can award each year is limited to a formula based on the number of Catholic units in the diocese. Recipients of the St. George Recognition are eligible to also receive the BSA Adult Religious knot.

The Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal (NCCGSCF/GSUSA/CFUSA)

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton recognition was inaugurated in 1980 to recognize the meritorious contributions of adults who serve Catholic youth through Girl Scouts and Camp Fire. This medal affirms the work of those who help youth develop their spiritual lives within the context of these organizations. It will ordinarily be received before the St. Anne Medal is earned, but is not a requirement for receiving the St. Anne Medal.

The Saint Anne Medal (NCCGSCF/GSUSA/CFUSA)

The St. Anne Medal is the highest national recognition for adults who serve Catholic youth through Girl Scouts and Camp Fire. The recognition was inaugurated in 1957 and redesigned in 1980. The purposes of the St. Anne recognition are:

  • to honor the outstanding services of adults who contribute to the spiritual development of Catholic young people in these organizations

  • to further Catholic adult leadership in youth ministry through these national youth-serving organizations.

Diocesan Adult Recognition

Bronze Pelican
This award recognizes adult leaders and committee members who contribute directly to the spiritual nourishment of Catholic youth in the Scouting movement.   For requirements see the Word Document nomination form.  For PDF of nomination form click HERE.

St. George

Golden Bow Membership Initiative see New Unit Membership Initiative Book towards the bottom of the page.


Adult Recognition Process

Application due to committee: February 1 of each year

Send to:
Youth & Young Adult Ministry
795 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Ceremony Date: March 24, 2017

For more information contact:
Religious Emblems Chair

Katrina Overbeck